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Safe boating classes scheduled
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U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 11-3
MADEIRA BEACH – The About Boating Safely Class will be offered Saturday, April 5, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 11-3 Building, 299 Boca Ciega Drive.

This in-depth boating safety course will provide attendees with the knowledge needed to obtain a boat license or safety certification in Florida. Many boat insurance companies will offer discounts on boating insurance to boaters who successfully complete About Boating Safely. This course meets Florida State requirements.

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary boating courses provide instruction to boaters at all levels, from the fundamental to the advanced. Classes are taught by experienced and knowledgeable instructors committed to the highest standards of the U.S. Coast Guard.

Cost is $40. For information or reservations, call 391-5185.

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Training Center
GULFPORT – The About Boating Safety Class will be offered Saturday, April 5, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Training Center, 3129 Miriam St. S. The course will provide attendees with the knowledge needed to obtain a boat license or safety certification in Florida.

Cost is $40 per student. The student keeps all books and handout material. Upon completion, the student receives a certificate, a wallet card and a "bobber" card from the state of Florida. For information or to make reservations, call the Auxiliary at 399-7986.

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Dunedin Flotilla
DUNEDIN – It’s time to refresh your boating skills – or learn new ones. Know what to do in an emergency and become a better boater. About Boating Safely, a course offered by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Dunedin Flotilla, will be taught in two sessions April 5-6, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Coast Guard Auxiliary classroom at Dunedin Marina, 51 Main St., second floor.

About Boating Safely is designed for both experienced and novice boaters. Some of the topics presented will be boating emergencies, know your boat, getting underway, navigating the waterways, operating your boat safely, and legal requirements.

Register by March 31 to receive course materials prior to the class. The fee is $35, with a $5 discount each for two or more signing up at the same time. Florida Boater Safety Certification Cards are given to individuals who successfully complete the course. For more information, call Larry O’Brien at 736-1191, or email boatsafeaux@gmail.com, web: www.dunedin-coastguardaux.com.

St. Petersburg Sail and Power Squadron
ST. PETERSBURG – The St. Petersburg Sail and Power Squadron will present its safe boating program, America’s Boating Course, to the public beginning Monday, April 7, at St. Petersburg Sailing Center, 250 Second Ave. SE, Demens Landing.

This seven-week program will meet Monday nights, from 7 to 9 p.m. Available to anyone 12 or older, the program covers required safety equipment, boat handling, rules of the road, navigation aids, anchoring, adverse conditions, communications, trailering, PWC operation, knots and lines, introduction to charts and more. This is an essential course for all boaters. Graduates qualify for a Florida Boating Safety Education ID Card and may qualify for insurance discounts.

Cost of instruction is free. Materials cost is $40 per family. Seating is limited to 20 students. Preregistration is required. To register, visit www.boating-stpete.org.

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 11-1 Clearwater
CLEARWATER – United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 11-1 Clearwater will offer the About Boating Safely class Saturday and Sunday, April 12-13, 8 a.m., at the Clearwater Police Department Headquarters, 645 Pierce St. Unlike Internet courses, the ABS Class is taught by certified USCGAUX instructors who can answer questions and share their experiences on local waters.

Topics will include Boating Emergencies, Know Your Boat, Getting Underway, Navigating, Operating Your Boat Safely and Legal Requirements. All graduates will receive a Florida State Certification Card.

Cost of materials is $35. For information and to register, call Manny Sosa at 469-8895, or email auxboatingclass@gmail.com.
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